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Useful Temperate Plants

Yucca arkansana

Trel.

Asparagaceae


Yucca glauca and Yucca arkansana are very similar. Hovever, DNA evidence does not indicate as close a relationship as the morphological characters suggest[
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+ Synonyms

Yucca angustifolia mollis Engelm.

Yucca louisianensis paniculata (McKelvey) Shinners

Common Name: Arkansas Yucca

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General Information

Yucca arkansana is an evergreen, succulent, rosette-forming perennial plant sometimes stemless, sometimes with a short, decumbent stem up to 20cm long. The plant suckers to form small colonies of rosettes, individual leaves being around 20 - 60cm long and up to 25mm wide[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. It is oftten grown as an ornamental[
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Yucca arkansana is a wide ranging species, with a stable population and no threats affecting it. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Range

Central and southern N. America - southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas

Habitat

Gravelly soil, limestone outcrops, rocky hillsides, prairies; at elevations from 100 - 400 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsMoth
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are a source of fibre[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-15. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Yucca+arkansana>

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